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Glitched_Sunset

By s0nlxaftrsh0ck on January 21, 2018 11:49 pm

For whatever reason I love my beginning but never friggin know how to transition from the beginning to the actual song itself! This was a step towards the direction I'm aiming for. I know this may be nigh impossible but I'm trying to find myself a electric guitar sound when I actually lay out the notes. I could just play the electric guitar but...ahm...I'd have to learn the guitar @[email protected];;;

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January 22, 2018 3:38 am

Bass is nice and this tune was much more catchy than last week's. Keep it up!

January 23, 2018 3:52 pm

I struggle with transitions from intros as well. Thought this worked well enough! Drum fills always work in a pinch. You're getting a nice electric guitar sound w the gritty, high-vibrato lead, maybe add a few sustained notes here or there with some subtle pitch bends? All depends on the style of guitar playing you're trying to emulate though.

January 25, 2018 8:40 am

I find the best way to transition is probably the half rest. The intro can be a single triangle guy doing its thing for a bit and the rest a wall of sound, that half rest will set up anyone just right.

January 28, 2018 10:51 pm

Yeah, that's a power intro! Nice metal sounding arp in the beginning. I like pizzicato that carries through and ties the track together.  Well done smile

January 29, 2018 2:56 pm
Zenith wrote:

Bass is nice and this tune was much more catchy than last week's. Keep it up!

Thank you for that man! I apparently can write some decent hooks but just adding the other meat and potatoes to it is where I'm still wading my way through.


Parallelis wrote:

I struggle with transitions from intros as well. Thought this worked well enough! Drum fills always work in a pinch. You're getting a nice electric guitar sound w the gritty, high-vibrato lead, maybe add a few sustained notes here or there with some subtle pitch bends? All depends on the style of guitar playing you're trying to emulate though.

Funny enough when making my instruments I would make a short, medium, and long notes to do the sustain. As for the pitch bends I'll definitely try to experiment with them more. I noticed they also go hand and hand with Note Slides ? Also, thats the exact feel I was going for and I was hoping to get a feel of a electric guitar. At some point I'd like to emulate punk rock guitars, alt-rock guitars, the guitar sound from Gitaroo Man - Flyin' to your heart, and a couple of others. Wishful thinking as all get up I know, but its something to shoot for.



Devieus wrote:

I find the best way to transition is probably the half rest. The intro can be a single triangle guy doing its thing for a bit and the rest a wall of sound, that half rest will set up anyone just right.


This was insanely helpful. You have no idea man. I tried out the half rest on my latest beat and it felt a lot more of an organic transition than trying to always fill in the space. I definitely need to learn that sometimes it's okay to leave small gaps, it builds intensity i think?


NWSPR wrote:

Yeah, that's a power intro! Nice metal sounding arp in the beginning. I like pizzicato that carries through and ties the track together.  Well done smile

You have given me new terms to work with that I had no idea existed. Thank you so much for this and I am so so glad you enjoyed this track! It was one of the most fun ones to make.

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